AwardsBlend Podcast #9: The Films That Still Have A Shot At Best Picture

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Raise your hand if you haven't yet seen Black Panther? No one? Good, then you all can listen to the latest episode of AwardsBlend, where co-hosts Sean O'Connell, Kevin McCarthy and Jake Hamilton kick off their weekly film-geek discussion with a breakdown of Ryan Coogler's Marvel masterwork, then lay out their personal Top 5 Marvel movies to see if Black Panther makes the cut.

From there, the guys dive into a discussion on the Best Picture race. With roughly a week to go until the Academy Awards are handed out on March 4, Sean, Jake and Kevin talk about the films that they think still legitimately have a shot at winning Best Picture. Yes, there are nine nominees. But it really only feels like three movies hold out hope of leaving the Oscars with a Best Picture statue tucked under their proverbial arm.

But this week, the conversation really heats up when the AwardsBlend co-hosts debate the best film of Paul Thomas Anderson. We polled our listeners, and their collective pick does NOT match the one suggested by the guys. Let's see how that gets resolved.

Listen to the latest AwardsBlend right here:

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AwardsBlend is a weekly conversation geared towards the ongoing Oscar race that discusses the latest developments on that vibrant beat. Sean O'Connell, Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy are long-time members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association who have been covering the film industry for decades. They're also close friends who just love geeking out over movies.

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Meanwhile, follow the guys on Social Media at @Sean_OConnell, @JakesTakesand @KevinMcCarthyTV. See you next week, when we make our final Oscar picks... and debate Steven Spielberg's best film. Yes, Spielberg's best film. Wish us luck. Have a pick of your own? Head to social media and use the hashtag #SpielbergBlend. We might discuss it on next week's live show!

Sean O'Connell
Managing Editor

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.